Irish mentalist Keith Barry is making his fifth appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in the US today.
While his most recent visit to the show was twelve years ago, Keith said he has always had a positive experience with the host.
Earlier this year, the talk show host and producers of the Ellen Show were subject to allegations of fostering a toxic work environment.
It resulted in DeGeneres apologising to staff and three top producers exiting the show.
Keith Barry told The Hard Shoulder that he has only ever had great experiences as a guest.
He said: "I made the decision a couple of months back that I was going to try and get back on Ellen again.
"I've been on four times and the last time I was on was about four years ago.
"With not being able to travel, I wanted to keep my brand awareness up in the US.
"All I can ever speak about is my own experience, and every time has been a great experience and I've never seen anything happen.
"That doesn't mean nothing happened, obviously, something happened internally and they've investigated it internally and ultimately she's still on the airwaves.
"My own experience has always been a very positive one and the fact that she's still on the airwaves, you've got to give her the benefit of the doubt.
Keith said since the pandemic, he has pivoted to online shows in place of his usual live events.
He added: "When I pivoted online, I went online early in April.
"Instead of painting the fence and cutting the grass, I started working 12, 15, 18-hour days trying to figure it out.
"I wrote material specific to the online world, in order words I didn't try to take what I had previously been doing on stage and try to hack it online.
"I developed material to work online and the results have actually been very surprising.
"I'm finding that people are enjoying the intimacy of meeting me online face to face, even if there's a thousand people at one of my performances, they just feel that intimacy that you don't have at a distance.
"It will never be a substitute for that, because I live for being on stage, it's just in my DNA at this stage, so I can't wait to get back on the stage.
"But with that being said, it's working way better than I thought it would."
Keith says he has two "high-octane brain hacking shows" starting at 7pm and 11pm Irish time on Halloween night which the whole household can enjoy.
Listeners can use the code NEWSTALK to get €8 off a ticket, meaning it will cost €19.50 per device.
Tickets can be bought on eventbrite.ie.
He added: "Everybody will be involved and magic will happen in your hands and in your house."